The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981 with the objective of providing a strong research infrastructure for scholarship in population-based social sciences at the University at Albany. We support interdisciplinary population dynamics and population health research, with a special focus on the analysis of spatial inequalities (in particular, urban and regional development and its impact on residents) and the concerns of vulnerable populations (as defined by race and ethnicity, age, social class, and nativity). The CSDA provides researchers with access to first-rate computing facilities, statistical consulting, assistance with grant preparation and administration, and other related services. Additionally, through our hosting of a regular colloquium series, research methods workshops, and other events open to the entire University community, the CSDA serves as an intellectual hub that connects our local population researchers to one another, as well as to the broader network of national and international population researchers.





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NICHD Will No Longer Participate in the Parent NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) Funding Opportunity Announcement (PA-16-161). The last application due dates that NICHD will accept under the Parent R21 FOA will be June 16, 2017, and July 17, 2017 for resubmissions. Click here for more information.

New 5 year (2011 -2015) ACS maps and data for County and CBSA are added to our Web based GIS mapping system. Click here to see the national map and here to download the data.

University Libraries are offering a number of skill building workshops. See the iLearn Workshop schedule for more details.

Graduate Students: See our list of Spring Methods Courses available at UAlbany.

New CSDA Statistical Consulting Service: click here for more information

For regular updates, follow the CSDA on Twitter and Facebook!

Justin Pickett‘s research concerning public opinions on data fraud was featured in the UAlbany NewCenter. Read the article here.

New CSDA associate, Stacy Torres, discusses the impact of inadequate snow cleanup and safe sidewalk access for disabled and older adults in Albany. Click here to read the article in the Times Union.

CSDA Associate Alan Lizotte was quoted in an article on Read the article here.

Emeritus Associate Donald J. Hernandez published an Op-ed advocating for use of his newly developed “Index of Parental Employment Insecurity” in the The Hill.

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March 31, 2017

CSDA Colloquium: “Manufacturing Gender Inequality in the New Economy: High School Training for Work in Blue-Collar Communities” April Sutton, Cornell University

April 21, 2017

CSDA Colloquium: Shiguo Jiang, University at Albany

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